Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mojo and the gorgeous Annie

Last Thursday I got to meet the absolutely lovely Annie. She was over in Worcestershire visting her late husband's family, and we agreed to meet in Birmingham for a spot of lunch and shopping. Annie is the most amazing, kind, fun and unbelievably strong person. I'm sure she won't mind me saying (afterall, she blogs about it) that Annie has had more than her fair share of tragedy, but she is still such a happy cheerful person who is great company. Just a sheer inspiration. We had a lovely lunch with her in-laws (also lovely people!) and then spent a leisurely afternoon browsing round the fab shops in Birmingham. Much better than work I say! In Debenhams, we picked up a handbag, which was incredibly soft leather, and we asked eachother if we thought it was real leather. At exactly the same moment we both leant down to smell it - the ultimate test!
It was so great to meet you Annie, and I really hope we stay friends, and get to meet again.. Here we are standing in front of the Bull, at the Bullring shopping centre. Unfortunately not a great photo of me (right)!

And maybe I can report that my mojo has returned! Today I bought some lovely Rowan 4 ply soft, to make Bianca (scroll down the link, it's on the right) from one of the previous magazines. It has texture and beads, and hopefully will re-ignite my interest. I plan to do the fronts first, and then decide whether I want the pattern all over, or whether it's overkill. Watch this space....

10 comments:

Dame Wendy said...

Aww I love Annie! So great that you two were able to meet. :)

Liz said...

That pattern looks gorgeous! I hope it works out.

cranberry said...

Lovely pattern! I do like it Nell, it would suit you. You will tell me if Rowan 4ply soft is lovely to knit with, won't you? I'm thinking of doing Blithe in that yarn.

Actually, I wanted to crochet that flower on the cardigan. I have the kidsilk haze in the colours and what not - I wish to do it so badly!

See you around. Glad that you got to meet a fellow blogger.

maryannlucy said...

Sounds like you had a great day....and great to hear that your mojo is back :-)

Linda, Australia. said...

happy your mojo is back! lucky Bianca getting those lovely socks! and I do love your chair I bought some great club chairs last year and my hubby and girls just HAD to like them as they were definately staying!

Linda, Australia. said...

ps sorry Nell I had a senior moment about the Bianca pattern!!!! I had just looked at your socks you made for Molly and had children talking to me while commenting then looked what happened...I lost the plot!

Annie said...

Nell, it was so great to meet you! I wish we'd had more time. Next visit, definitely!!

You are even more gorgeous in person, and so sweet and kind. We'll definitely stay in touch, and I'm putting together some yarn for you to play with. Talk soon!!

glittrgirl said...

That colour of 4 ply soft is my absolute favourite. It is gorgeous to knit with. I will let you know when my travels bring me near the Midlands and perhaps we can meet up? I would like to say Thank You in person for being my Knitty SP in round 8. :D

Sakura Fubuki Designs said...

Nell so glad to hear your mojo is back ;0)
***sakura***

Webbo said...

Yes, Bianca is beautiful. I've been looking over that pattern for a long time, wondering if I'm up to the beading. You'll make a wonderful job of it.